We are ALL still encountering a lot of warfare in 2021. For this very reason, we must keep pressing into the presence of the Lord even more – especially in prayer and through His Word. We encounter the fire, go through the fire, and are refined by the Refiner’s fire to be the burning ones shining The Light (Hebrews 12:28-29; Jeremiah 20:9). Like soldiers at battle, we must keep our armor on (Ephesians 6:10-18) – especially the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. We all need a fresh baptism in the love and firepower of God from the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11-12). We are experiencing a separating from the wheat and the chaff as the remnant (Isaiah 10:20-21; 46:3-4). I like what John Maxwell shared recently (paraphrased) – we are seeing a separating between the players and the pretenders. We all like the blessings but spare us the fiery battles please, and so many believers do not understand spiritual warfare and how we fight in the spirit – even after 2020. Give us the baptism of blessings and love, joy, and peace, but keep the fiery trials at bay – this is often how most believers pray (1 Peter 4:12-13).
Love and fire – we need both a revelation of our Father’s love that conquers all our fears (1 John 4:18) and the fire that burns away our idols, complacency and compromise and enables us to burn with the fiery presence of God’s Spirit.
Many of us are battle weary. Even the mighty prophet Elijah was worn out and, yes, fearful too (but he didn’t stay there) – see 1 Kings 19. We are called to be fearless and faithful. Only God’s love and our faith in God’s Word will overcome all our fears. Even for those of us who know, love, honor and obey the Word, we are not escaping battles, and especially the battle of faith over fear. We must take time to rest in the Lord, stay united together as one in the Spirit, and then resume our battle positions of worship and fulfilling our God given assignments. (Romans 10:17; 1 John 4:4; 5:4-5; 2 Timothy 1:7)
God still uses the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for equipping and encouraging His body and He is restoring order to the five fold ministry for this very purpose. Yes, the prophetic has been misused and abused, but God’s word is still true concerning the prophetic gift. God’s Word is prophetic and we must be able to discern and hear what the Spirit is saying to us His church by the Holy Spirit, based on God’s Word. In the links shared below, these men and women give words not to tickle any ears at all, but to confirm and strengthen us for our overcoming alignments and assignments as the unified church for the awakening and harvest in 5782 (the Jewish calendar year for 2021-2022). Praying and believing you will be encouraged as you take time to listen to each one of these prophetic voices. These are only a few within the army of God rising up to encourage all who are enlisted.
(John 10:27-28; Ephesians 4:11-15; Amos 3:7-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 1 Chronicles 12:32; Revelation 3:18-22)
May the pressures press us closer to God, and may the fiery trials cause us to grow higher and burn brighter.❤️🙏📖🔥
We know in part and we prophesy in part, so pray and let the Holy Spirit confirm and speak (1 Corinthians 13:9). Lead and guide us Holy Spirit into all truth and give us discernment over every spirit of deception, amen (John 16:13).
There were some technical difficulties with the first video Restream, but still worth listening to (2 Chronicles 20:20):
Women are arising more than ever too…
We do not need to return to normal, but we need to return to the Lord for supernatural grace, miracles, signs and wonders to be released. Amen. Speaking by faith in what we have not received fully or seen (Hebrews 11:1; Isaiah 55:8-13; Acts 2:17-21).
Praying for all of us as the church to open our ears and eyes, grow up, gear up and stand up in faith and love for such a time as this.
Fire and glory – this is our story (Isaiah 43:2, 5-7, 18-19; 48:10-11).
God’s love and fire takes us higher!❤️🔥
Love and prayers of faith over fear, joy as your strength, and supernatural peace over you warriors! Rise up!
Isaiah 60:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-25; Zechariah 13:9❤️🙏📖🔥🗡🎺🌄